Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

See the map below or select from the list of states for museums that participated in the Blue Star Museums 2018 summer season.

First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence provided a letter in support of Blue Star Museums in 2018. They write, “As military families create meaningful memories enjoying the many benefits that museums offer, may they know of our country’s everlasting gratitude for their extraordinary commitment and sacrifice.” Read the full letter here.

Interested in participating in Blue Star Museums 2019? Email bluestarmuseums@arts.gov to be added to the list to be notified when registration opens for 2019.

For more information on Blue Star Museums, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Blue Star Museums Parent Toolkit:  A Guide for Before, During, and After Your Family Trip to the Museum (created by Blue Star Families).

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